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To Create a New Diagram
Before you start to create diagram objects:
Make sure you have access to the necessary symbols. Set up your configuration file to point to the appropriate library directories.
If you are going to work with Grid Snap On, modify your grid spacing to correspond to the required pin spacing in the diagram.
To Create a New Diagram:
1. Click File > New. The New dialog box opens.
2. Click Diagram in the Type box to start the Diagram module.
3. Type a new diagram file name or use the default file name format (dgm000#) and click OK. The New Diagram dialog box opens.
4. Click one of the following options. The New Diagram dialog box contains the following group boxes:
Specify Template
Empty with format— Lets you retrieve a saved format.
Empty—Lets you use the Orientation and Size Controls.
Portrait—Uses standard sizes for portrait, for example, 8.5 inches x 11 inches.
Landscape—Uses the standard sizes for landscape, for example, 11 inches x 8.5 inches.
Variable—Lets you create a size. If you select this command, the Inches and Millimeters command buttons become available as do the Width and Height boxes.
Standard Size—You can click a size, for example, Size A. As you change the standard size, the values of the width and height change in the grayed boxes.
Width—When you select the Variable button, you can set the width in inches or millimeters.
Height—Set the height in inches or millimeters.
5. Click OK. The DIAGRAM window opens. You are now ready to create objects for your diagram.
If the Diagram menu structure ever disappears from view, click Window > Activate or click the current diagram, and the module menu reappears. This is true only if you have one diagram in session.